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benefits of regearing?

I have a 97 anger xlt 2wd 2.3l 5 speed. I always hear ppl talking about regearing the rear end in their cars/trucks but idk what it does. Could I benefit from doing this to my truck?
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http://auto.howstuffworks.com/gears1.htm

http://www.howstuffworks.com/gears.htm

These may help a little.

Re gearing alters your ratio to compensate for larger tires and not sacrificing drive-ability.
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nothing for you. Your stock truck has stock gears.
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Double post.

I seen this over on TRS.

If you are stock no there is no benefit.
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Saying there is no benefit to doing this on a stock truck isn't exactly true. Adding a higher ratio gear will give you better acceleration and/or more towing power. The adverse effect is that it will hurt your gas mileage.
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Saying there is no benefit to doing this on a stock truck isn't exactly true. Adding a higher ratio gear will give you better acceleration and/or more towing power. The adverse effect is that it will hurt your gas mileage.
Depends on what the OP's needs are. If he doesn't tow anything, then regearing to a deeper ratio doesn't help. On the flip side, going to a numerically lower ratio won't benefit either, since the 2.3L is a gutless, torque free motor.

We need more info. His question is too vague.
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Depends on what the OP's needs are. If he doesn't tow anything, then regearing to a deeper ratio doesn't help.
Of course, but that's why you also can't say it won't be a benefit to regear a stock truck as a blanket statement. Also, as I mentioned, it would improve acceleration, if that's something he wanted.

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On the flip side, going to a numerically lower ratio won't benefit either, since the 2.3L is a gutless, torque free motor.
Truth. There is a balance point with all setups where you get the best MPG. While mathmatically it would look like your mileage should be better to go with a lower ratio, your motor would be struggling to keep the vehicle in motion, thus burning more gas.
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My stock neon has different gears. It made a huge difference. Car went from gutless to gutless but able to move. The 4 mpg I lost was well worth the drivability increase. If you want to re gear it I would say go for it. It makes it feel much more powerful.

The change I did was from 3.2x to 3.7x. 70 mph moved from 2600 rpm to 3400 rpm.
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